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About half of Israel's population has been vaccinated against COVID-19
Those vaccinated against COVID-19 in Israel reached 4 649 709 people. Thus, since the start of the vaccination campaign on December 20, 2020, Israel has vaccinated about 50% of its 9.3 million population.
Gang rape in Ashkelon
Israeli police arrested five young men aged 20-25 on suspicion of gang rape of a 17-year-old girl.
The rape took place six months ago in an apartment in Ashkelon.
The girl filed a statement with the police on December 21.
To investigate the crime, a special investigation team has been created in the Lachish region. Four suspects are from the south of the country and one from the north.
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In Lod, the body of a man was found who was shot
A 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene by paramedics Magen David Adom.
The police said they have begun an investigation into the alleged murder, which may be part of a conflict between the families.
Israel unveils new reconnaissance aircraft
The aircraft will be part of the existing fleet of onboard early warning and electronic reconnaissance platforms, all of which are based on Gulfstream bizjet aircraft.
In addition to identifying targets, including those on the move, the Oron is likely to serve as a communications hub linking the various Israel Defense Forces units in any large-scale operation.
January in Israel is the height of the persimmon season
Persimmon is a genus of subtropical and tropical deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs of the Ebony family. Trees can live up to five hundred years. In many species, the fruits are edible, some tropical species are a source of valuable wood - ebony.
Children begin to vaccinate in Israel after 16 years
From today, vaccination of the entire population begins in Israel, except for the excluded categories - children under 16 years of age and allergy sufferers.
From 4 February, all health insurance customers aged 16 and over will be able to schedule a queue for COVID-19 vaccinations through the usual queuing mechanism.
So far 3.2 million Israelis have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 1.8 million have received the second.
In the age group 70-90, about 80% of the population is fully vaccinated, at the age of 60-69 - 64% of Israelis, at the age of 50-59 - 35%.